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PTA introduces measures to dam spam, unsolicited calls and messages

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  • PTA introduces measures to dam undesirable calls and messages
  • To dam telemarketing communication, customers can register their numbers to PTA’s Don’t Name Register (DNCR) 
  • PTA reminds customers to not share accounts numbers, passwords, or different data with anybody

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has just lately launched measures for the general public to dam spam and unsolicited calls and messages. 

Based on an official notification issued on this regard, the PTA stated that “unwanted calls and messages can be disruptive but there are steps people can take to minimise them.”

Learn extra: PTA points assertion on WhatsApp privateness coverage

Blocking telemarketing communication 

Those that don’t want to obtain telemarketing-related messages can register their quantity on PTA’s Do Not Name Register (DNCR).

All they need to do is sort ‘reg’ and SMS to 3627.

The notification added that if the issue persists, customers can contact their respective service suppliers. 

Those that want to obtain the telemarketing communication messages once more can sort ‘unreg’ and ship a message to 3627.

Block spamming/unsolicited communication 

Those that want to block spam or unsolicited communication can sort the spammer’s cell quantity, give house, paste the acquired message and SMS it to 9000.

Block obnoxious/unknown calls and messages

Customers who’re fed up of obnoxious and unknown calls and messages can now block them by dialling *420# (for Jazz, Telenor, and Ufone subscribers), or 420 (for Zong subscribers).

The PTA additionally suggested customers to not give out their private data, reminiscent of account numbers, passwords, or another data in response to unknown or sudden calls and SMS.

Learn extra: PTA directs telecom firms to enhance voice, SMS and information providers

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